East Side Access

Crews complete LIRR tunnel
Crews complete LIRR tunnel
News Alexa Altman 9/26/2012 at 7:42AM

The burrow between two boroughs is complete. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers made contact at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, finishing a major tunnel of the East Side Access project and bringing Manhattan and Queens closer than ever. Workers broke through the final barrier, connecting the thoroughfare, just under Northern Boulevard and 41st [...]

MTA completes tunnel under Sunnyside Yard
MTA completes tunnel under Sunnyside Yard
News Liam La Guerre 6/06/2012 at 4:12PM

The Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) plan to connect the LIRR from Queens to Manhattan is on track to finish ahead of schedule. Transit workers completed the third of four tunnels underneath Sunnyside Yard for the approximately $8.2 billion East Side Access project, which is planned for August 2019, officials said. The nearly half-a-mile long tunnel [...]